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Mahalabia (Egyptian creamy dessert) recipe

Mahalabia (Egyptian creamy dessert) recipe


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Known as Mahalabia in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries, this rich dessert is made with milk, cream, sugar and vanilla.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 475ml milk
  • 240ml double cream
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour, or more as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste (optional)

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:1hr30min chilling › Ready in:1hr50min

  1. Combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla sugar and cornflour in a saucepan and whisk until well combined. Slowly bring to the boil over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour the mixture into 4 dessert bowls and allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 more hour. Sprinkle cinnamon on top before serving, if you like.

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